10 weird & wonderful facts about Air NZ flyers

10 weird & wonderful facts about Air NZ flyers

Flown anywhere this year? How many movies do you think were watched? And what about glasses of champagne poured?

Air New Zealand have provided us with the deets, and you won’t believe the type of facts they came up with.

From the most popular inflight tune to listen to, to how many people ordered ‘the chicken’, check out these fun Air NZ facts, from the airline with all the best safety videos.

  1. Adeles’s track “Hello” was by far the post popular song, averaging about 5,500 plays each month. That’s a lot of Adele fans.
  2. Over six million meals were served on Air New Zealand flights gloabally. The most popular dish? The roast chicken with tarragon cream sauce, kumara and garden veggies at over half a million Not all airplane food is gross!
  3. Airpoints frequent flyer members bought and used 895,000 flights using their Airpoints Dollars. If that’s not a reason to join what is?
  4. Everyone loves airplane cookies – and here’s proof. Eight million were served in the last financial year. You know the ones.
  5. And if cookies didn’t satisfy your sweet tooth enough: Five million lollies were served on Air NZ flights.
  6. They might have a sweet tooth, but that didn’t stop eight million savoury snacks being served and consumed.
  7. Over 28,000 bottles of champagne were popped. Free alcohol is the best kind of alcohol. Seriously.
  8. Moana was the most popular movie, and was watched around 39,000 times each month. But who doesn’t love island princesses?
  9. New Zealand wines are obviously superior to any other wine, with eight million glasses of the good stuff being poured out for travellers.
  10. Beer came (as always) second to wine, with 476,000 cans of beer cracked open for Air New Zealand customers.

Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Anita Hawthorne said it’s been interesting looking back over the numbers.

“Whether it be a short domestic flight or some of the longest international sectors in the world, we pride ourselves on consistently providing our unique, Kiwi inflight service and our New Zealand-inspired menus, along with our inflight entertainment offering and other inflight amenities play a big part of that.

“It’s been incredibly pleasing to see customer satisfaction scores for our inflight service and product up consistently across the board,” said Hawthorne.

Each year Air New Zealand operates around 176,000 flights, facilitating more than 15 million customer journeys.

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